Perjalanan Mistis bersama Suku Kamoro

Waktu itu hujan baru menyapa salah satu kawasan mangrove terbesar dunia di selatan Papua. Bau hujan, sungai, dan lumpur khas ekosistem bakau masih tercium jelas saat saya tiba di Pomako, dua jam perjalanan darat dari Kota Timika. Tujuan perjalanan hari itu adalah Desa Mioko yang didiami masyarakat Suku Kamoro, suku di pedalaman Papua yang sangat terkenal sebagai suku pengukir. Besok akan ada satu ritual sakral, ritual pengambilan pohon mbitoro untuk dibuat sebagai patung mbitoro raksasa. Patung ini berukuran besar dan paling sakral bagi Suku Kamoro karena dipercaya dapat menyimpan roh para leluhur. Saya pun tiba setelah enam jam menyusuri sungai. Desa Mioko terlihat sederhana, hanya beberapa

The Apocalypse in the Docs by the SEA

My new project "The Apocalypse" has been selected by the board of juries to attend the Docs by the Sea Storytelling Lab in Bali ( 23-27 August, 2017 ) and Pitching Forum ( 29-30 August, 2017 ). The Apocalypse is talking about that in the ever-shrinking Bissu community time, Eka (50 years old) continues her role as the servant of earth and sky’s God, whilst waiting for pammase (revelation) from the Gods that is yet to be declared as the successor of Bissus. In the mean time, the rise of the radical religious group continue its life threatening pressure on transgender community in Indonesia, and it brings back the trauma of a massacre in 1965 and by the Suharto’s regime as they were accused as

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